As your child grows, develops and becomes more mobile they will progress into the Toddler room. Being a toddler is often a very busy time in a child’s life and developmentally, children cover large milestones. Children are often assisted with toileting at this age, as well as learning boundaries and developing their personal, social and emotional skills. As part of the toddler room routines, we promote independence and personal choice through our continuous provision.
We continue to promote the prime areas of the EYFS, however children also begin to develop in the specific areas of learning. Focused activities are carefully planned in accordance with each child’s individual developmental requirements which are monitored. A range of programs such as toddler talk and Phase One letters and sounds activities are delivered to support learning and development for toddlers. Toddler talk activities promote communication development of toddler from 18 months to 3 years old.
Through focussed planning and high quality educational programs, we assist children in enhancing their vocabulary of approximately 50 words when entering the toddler room, to approximately 300 words when they leave.
Parents will continue to receive a home communication book for those children with limited vocabulary. In addition, one to one discussions again take place so that a full update of your child’s daily experience, learning and general well being can be given. We send home 2 year old packs for parents as well as toddler talk packs for home learning. Our extra curriculum activities for the toddler room include football classes and mini movers (dance) sessions.